Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 1 (248).

Mughirah bin Shu'bah Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that Rasuluilah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed such lengthy nafl prayers, that his mubaarak legs became swollen. The Sahaabah said : "You undergo such great difficulties, where Allah had forgiven your past and the future sins. "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "(When Allah Ta'aala has blessed me so much) should … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 1 (248).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 2 (249).

Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed so many nawaafil prayers that his legs swelled. Someone said to him, you take so many pains, whereas you have been given the good news that your past and present sins have been forgiven? He replied: "Should I not be grateful servant".CommentaryA detailed narration has … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 2 (249).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 3 (250).

It is also narrated from Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed such a long salaah that his mubaarak legs became swollen. He was asked: "You perform such long prayers, whereas all your past and future sins have been forgiven?. "Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam replied: "Should I not be an appreciative servant?".CommentaryDue … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 3 (250).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 4 (251).

Aswad bin Yazeed Radiyallahu 'Anhu says he enquired from 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha regarding the salaah of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam at night. She replied: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam slept (after 'eshaa) for the first half portion of the night. He then awakened (and performed the tahajjud prayers) till the time of suhur (sehri), thereafter he … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 4 (251).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 5 (252).

Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that he once slept at the house of his aunt Maymunah (during his childhood). She slept on the width of the cushion and Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallarn slept on the length of the cushion. (Qaadi 'Iyaad and others have translated pillow as a bed. When the original word means pillow … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 5 (252).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 7 (254).

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports that whenever Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam could not perform the tahajjud because of some reason. He performed twelve rak'ahs in the day (at the time of chaasht-before midday).CommentaryIf tahajjud was fard on Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam then it is apparent that he performed qadaa. If it was not fard then … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 7 (254).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 8 (255).

Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "When one awakens at night (for-tahajjud salaah), two short rak'ahs should, be performed at the beginning".CommentarySo that one may not become tired quickly by beginning to perform lengthy rak'ahs. Some 'ulama have written that these two rak'ahs are that of tahiyyatul wudu, it is … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 8 (255).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 9 (256).

Zayd bin Khaalid Al-Juhani Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "I once made up my mind that today I will closely study how Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed his prayers. I lay down on the threshold of the house or a tent of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam (so that I may have a chance to observe with close … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 9 (256).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 10 (257).

Abi Salamah bin 'Abdurrahmaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu says he asked 'Aayesha Radiyallahu 'Anha "How was the salaah (how many rak'ah tahajjud was performed) of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam in Ramadaan? "She replied: "Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam did not perform more than eleven rak'ahs during Ramadhaan or after Ramadhaan. (Eight rak'ahs tahajjud and three rak'ahs witr). He … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 10 (257).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 11 (258).

'Aayesh Radiyallahu 'Anha say "Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed eleven rak'ahs at night, of which one was a rak'ah of witr. When he completed this he slept on the right side".CommentaryThis hadith contradicts the previous one, in which eight rak'ahs have been mentioned. For this reason some 'ulama have commented on the ahaadith of Sayyiditina … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 11 (258).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 13 (260).

Hudhayfah bin Al Yamaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu says he performed salaah with Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam one night. (It has been reported in a few narrations that this incident took place during a night of Ramadaan. It is possible that this was tahajjud or Taraweeh salaah). After commencing the salaah he recited:Allahu Akbar, dhul malakuti wal … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 13 (260).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 14 (261).

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Once at night (salaah time), Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam kept on repeating one aayah."CommentaryThe aayah is the last aayah of Surah Maa-idah:In tu-adh-dhib-hum fa-innahum 'ibaaduk. Wa in tagh-fir lahum fa-innaka antal azizul hakim.Translation: "If Thou punish them, lo! they are Thy slaves, and if Thou forgive them, (lo! the are Thy … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 14 (261).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 15 (262).

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "Once at night I performed salaah with Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam stood for such a long time that I intended to commit an evil deed". Someone asked him what deed did you intend to commit? He replied. "To sit down and leave Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 39, Hadith Number 15 (262).